March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council backs red-light cameras as deterrence

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday to sign Resolution 08-10 supporting House Bill 325/Senate Bill 294 in support of cameras at red traffic lights. The bill was prepared by the Florida League of Cities and is cosponsored by Rep. More...

Work begins in Whisper Bay area

¦ Access road and intersection on U.S. 98 should be done by September

Roadway construction began Monday on the controversial addition of a traffic light and new access roadway at the intersection of Whisper Bay subdivision and Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

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Community

Sorority gathers to celebrate sisterhood

The Pensacola area Delta Gamma Fraternity Alumni Association held its Founders Day celebration on Sunday, March 7 at the historic Lee House on Bayfront Drive in Pensacola. More...

SoundWave Band plans big benefit rummage sale

The Gulf Breeze High School SoundWave Band will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to noon in the school parking lot. There will be furniture, household goods, clothing, games, toys and more. More...

‘Amnesty Day’ set for March 27

Amnesty Day, which offers Santa Rosa County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge, is Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Entertainment

AFI returns to Pensacola for March 18 show

American alternative rock band AFI (A Fire Inside) is making their first appearance in Pensacola since 2004, when they sold out the Bayfront Auditorium. The band is playing a show at Seville Quarter March 18. More...

Discovery Series continues at Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Discovery Saturday series continues on March 20 with retired Chief Aviation Ordnance Officer Chuck Wheeler, a long-time Museum volunteer, sharing his experiences aboard the USS Enterprise   CV-6) duri More...

Investigate ‘Sherlock Holmes;’ it’s worth it

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School

GBHS juniors selected for state leadership program

Members of Pensacola Beach American Legion Post 379 have selected two Gulf Breeze High School students to attend the 67th annual Florida American Legion Boys State session. More...

Obituaries

MARY M.L. HOUSTON

1922-2010

Mary Catherine Magann Longsworth Houston, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Gulf Breeze Hospital after a short illness.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 18 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Gulf Breeze   City of Gulf Breeze Architect Review Board 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Bree More...

Seniors

‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ delivered happiness to this lass

Hey, whatever happened to paper dolls? I was remembering just the other day how eagerly I waited for the arrival of the ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ every month in the mail when I was a small girl. More...

Home & Garden

Bring Spring Into Your Home

(ARA) - Spring is a time of new beginnings. Flowers and plants are blooming, the sun is shining and the weather is finally getting warmer after winter’s chill. More...

Top 10 Nice-to-Haves for Spring

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Winter Yards of the Quarter ‘green up’

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Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF   PUBLIC SALE   INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/01/2010, 10:00 am at 11221 HWY 90 EAST, MILTON, FL 32583, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Stat More...

FEMA grant funding inches closer

State of Florida approves Alternative Project Request

Gulf Breeze News   The City’s application for Alternative Project grant funding from FEMA moved closer to fruition last week.   More...

U.S. 98 in city to receive aesthetic makeover

In the next few weeks, residents and visitors will see a transformation along U.S. Highway 98 through Gulf Breeze. More...

Suspect might be linked to burglary

Man in custody being questioned about Feb. 5 GB bait-shop crime

A tip from Key West is helping Gulf Breeze Police close in on the Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle burglars. More...

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Island News

SRIA continues debating Master Plan

The Santa Rosa Island Authority heard more public comment on the proposed Master Plan for Pensacola Beach, and decided to hear from the planners before bringing the item to a vote. More...

Small acts can have big effects

There’s a children’s rhyme from long ago, found in Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” that speaks of the progression of the consequences of our actions: “For want of a nail the shoe was lost. More...

Diplomacy Council hosts women from Asia

Mike and Karen Jurkowich recently entertained a delegation of women from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal who were visiting the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area as part of the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council, a nonprofit group that promotes Northwest Flo More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Felonies   3/9/2010   Tomlinson, John Mitchell, W/M, 45, 2500 block of Water Oak Street, Navarre, sexual assault.   3/14/2010   Alford, Omar Acuna, W/M, 36, 8200 block of Tavira Street, Navarre, cruelty toward a child. More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending March 12, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 10 emergencies. More...

SRC voters in 9 precincts to help pick House rep

The special election to fill the vacant District 4 state representative post previously held by Ray Sansom of Destin will be held Tuesday, March 23. The district includes nine precincts in southeast Santa Rosa County. More...

Sports

Breakers, Hurricanes second at Wave Tourney

The 14-under Tiger Point Breakers and the 8-under Gulf Breeze Hurricanes took second place in their respective divisions at the inaugural Gulf Breeze Wave Tournament Sunday at Shoreline Park.   14-under   More...

Tourney champs

Pensacola Beach Barracuda's 14U Nationals Won the Panama City Spring Fling Saturday, winning nine of their 12 games.They are (front, from left): Sage Dunne, Laura Riney, Kobi Bell and Lexis Kuhn. More...

State champion

Alex Learned, a seventh grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School, won the Knight of Columbus’ Free Throw State Championship Saturday at Orlando’s Bishop Moore High School. Representing St. More...

Business

Gasoline 90 cents higher than this time a year ago

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80 on Monday. More...

Time might be right for taking RMDs from plans

You might not have the pictures, suntan or souvenirs to show for it, but if you’re at least 701/2, you’ve just finished a “vacation.” And that means you’ll have to do some work — on determining how much to take ou More...

Opinion

Parent volunteers needed for Project Grad

In 1979, in Oxford Hills, Me., seven teens died as a result of drugs and alcohol during the graduation season. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE “ON THE SPOT” TO ANSWER A QUESTION “ON THE SPOT.” By Scott Page

Do you think one of the Pensacola Beach toll booth lanes should be dedicated to annual pass holders?   More...